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Google’s Cherry Blossom Guide Might Be One of the Best Japan Tourism Initiatives Yet

Since last year’s earthquake, Japan has been struggling for ways to bring tourism back to normal. The number of visitors has been grad...

  • March 27, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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How a Weekend Blog Post Gave One Startup a Decent Lift

I published a post about Piktochart, an online infographic design tool, last Saturday morning. It is a review post that shares my thoughts o...

  • March 27, 2012
  • at 9:18 am
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A Smarter Tamagotchi? Japan Turns your iPhone into a Robot Dog

An iPhone can be used for just about anything these days. But the folks over at Bandai have managed to turn Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) icon...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Report: Nokia Lumia 800 for China Telecom Priced, Desperate to Succeed

We’re only two days away from Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) desperately needed second-coming in China in which it will launch a ...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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Are the Samwer Brothers, a.k.a Rocket Internet really that bad for Southeast Asia?

Sarah Lacy's books and articles won't drive investors to Southeast Asia, but more acquisition activity with companies from Samwer brothers' ...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 4:55 pm
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The Lean Cloud – AWS lean startup event in Asia Pacific

Since its inception in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been providing cost-effective, robust and scalable technology infrastructure in-t...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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Foodpanda launches online food delivery website in Singapore

SINGAPORE – New local venture foodpanda launches its online food delivery website on Monday, March 26, 2012. Striving to bring the best fo...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 2:22 pm
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Rental Car Finder App Lets You Search, Book (But Not Pimp) Your Ride

The Innovation Works-backed startup Ika Mobile has launched an app that allows people to search for and book rental cars in many large Chine...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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March Founders Drinks navigates the Indonesian maze with insider William Henley

With a population of over 250 million, the fourth largest in the world, Indonesia presents itself as a seductive market to businesses, espec...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 11:22 am
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25 Billionth App Download Girl Flown to Beijing, Collects $10,000 iTunes Card

Earlier this month we told you about Fu Chunli, the lucky girl from Qingdao, China who downloaded Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) 25 billionth a...

  • March 27, 2012
  • at 10:18 am
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Rocket Internet’s Amazon Clone, Lazada, Hits Indonesia

Rocket Internet recently launched fashion e-commerce site Zalora, and now it has brought out another e-commerce venture that’s focused on ...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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Sell to Me: How Sina Users Feel About Enterprise Weibo Accounts

Thinking about setting up an enterprise weibo account for your company, business, or pyramid scheme? Sina has a whole report for you —...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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The Magical Silicon Valley Effect

Silicon Valley has made a big impact on Asia. A good impact, of course; but I feel it’s somewhat impractical. After all, the U.S isn’...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 5:12 pm
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Dangdang Compensating Users for Account Thefts

A few days ago, a number of Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) users reported that their accounts had apparently been hacked, resulting in the theft of so...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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1000+ Sina Weibo Enterprise Accounts Are From Overseas, U.S Dominates

So according to Sina Weibo’s recent white paper in Chinese, there are over 130,565 enterprise accounts on Sina Weibo and we know that ...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 2:58 pm
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Foodpanda, Rocket Internet’s online food delivery service, debuts in Southeast Asia

The Germany-based company has long hinted that it would be launching a food delivery service through its job ads.

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 2:01 pm
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Rumor: iOS to Add Baidu Search Next Month

Chinese news portal Sina Tech is reporting this morning that according to “knowledgable sources,” Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will integ...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 12:36 pm
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Google Facing Legal Challenge in Japan Over Autocomplete

There are reports this morning that the Tokyo District Court “has approved a petition” by a Japanese man that Google (NASQAQ:GOO...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 11:01 am
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